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Filmmaking competition boosts language and interdisciplinary skills in 1000 Scottish secondary pupils

5 July 2024 (SCILT/SEET)

On 12 June 2024, partners and trustees of the Scottish European Education Trust (SEET) welcomed learners from 23 Scottish secondary schools to Brodies LLP in Glasgow in order to showcase students’ work and celebrate their achievements in this year’s Our World competition.  

Congratulations to the winning teams from Clydeview Academy, Park School, Prestwick Academy, Ardrossan Academy, Thurso High, Bellahouston Academy and The Glasgow Academy! 

Partners and trustees alike expressed their pleasure at witnessing such diversity within Scotland’s education communities, as represented by the 54 schools participating in the Junior and Senior competitions. 

Our World is a languages and citizenship themed filmmaking project for secondary school pupils. Run by SEET, the project supports Curriculum for Excellence and the aspirations of the Scottish Government Attainment Challenge through an interdisciplinary approach that encourages pupils to become more engaged in their language learning.  

In total 1000 pupils participated in the Our World competition this year. Twenty-three teams reached the national final; 19 teams in the Junior category (S1-S3) and four teams in the Senior category (S4-S6), representing 19 local authorities and one independent school. 

The first phase of the competition ran from September to December and teams of four designed a storyboard for the film they proposed to make. The second phase included an all-day filmmaking workshop, where teams turned their storyboards into real films, working with media professionals to produce and edit their films. This phase runs from February to March. The final stage of Our World is the award ceremony in June when all participating teams are invited to attend a premiere to showcase the films they have made. 

Thank you to SEET's funders as well as generous individual donors. We are grateful for support from partner organisations and local authorities.   

SEET is particularly grateful to SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages for their assistance in managing this year’s final. 

Our World 2024 winners: 

S1-3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School 

Local authority 

Award 

Film 

SDG 

 

Clydeview Academy 

Inverclyde 

Best camerawork 

Ouvrez Vos Yeax 

Peace, justice and strong institutions 

 

Park School 

East Ayrshire 

Best acting 

Street Beat 

No poverty 

 

Prestwick Academy 

South Ayrshire 

Best use of theme 

The Homeless Man 

Zero Hunger 

 

Ardrossan Academy 

North Ayrshire 

Best use of language 

Choice 

Gender equality 

 

Thurso High School 

Highland 

Best overall production 

The Difference 

Peace, justice and strong institutions 

 

Thurso High School 

Highland 

Peer choice award (voted on by fellow pupils) 

The Difference 

Peace, justice and strong institutions 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4-6 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bellahouston Academy 

Glasgow 

Innovative language use 

BBQ News 

No poverty / Zero Hunger 

 

The Glasgow Academy 

Independent 

Best overall production 

A Better Life 

Decent work and economic growth 

 

Bellahouston Academy 

Glasgow 

Peer choice award (voted on by fellow pupils) 

BBQ News 

No poverty / Zero Hunger 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS  

The Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) is an independent, non-political charity committed to promoting international education, skills development and language learning amongst children and young people in Scotland. 

For more information on Our World, please contact SCILT: scilt@strath.ac.uk.   

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